Rose electronics VSP-8DVI Instruction manual

VIDEO SPLITTER DVI
INSTALLATION
AND
OPERATIONS MANUAL
10707 Stancliff Road
Houston, Texas 77099
Phone: (281) 933-7673
WWW.ROSE.COM
LIMITED WARRANTY
Rose Electronics® warrants the VideoSplitter DVI to be in good working order for one year from the
date of purchase from Rose Electronics or an authorized dealer. Should this product fail to be in good
working order at any time during this one-year warranty period, Rose Electronics will, at its option, repair
or replace the Unit as set forth below. Repair parts and replacement units will be either reconditioned or
new. All replaced parts become the property of Rose Electronics. This limited warranty does not include
service to repair damage to the Unit resulting from accident, disaster, abuse, or unauthorized
modification of the Unit, including static discharge and power surges.
Limited Warranty service may be obtained by delivering this unit during the one-year warranty period to
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shipping charges to the warranty service location, and to use the original shipping container or its
equivalent. You must call for a return authorization number first. Under no circumstances will a unit be
accepted without a return authorization number. Contact an authorized repair center or Rose
Electronics for further information.
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pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
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accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
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Rose Electronics Part # MAN-VS-DVI
Printed In the United States of America – Revision 1.1
TABLE of CONTENTS
Contents
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Disclaimer .........................................................................................................1
System Introduction ..........................................................................................1
Features ........................................................................................................2
Compatibility ..................................................................................................2
Package contents ..........................................................................................2
Video Splitter DVI Models .................................................................................3
Cables ...............................................................................................................3
Installation .........................................................................................................4
Sytem Operation ...............................................................................................5
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................6
Service Information ...........................................................................................7
Maintenance and Repair ...............................................................................7
Technical Support .........................................................................................7
Safety ................................................................................................................8
Appendix A – General Specifications .............................................................10
Appendix B – Part Numbers ...........................................................................10
Figures
Page #
Figure 1. Models ...............................................................................................3
Figure 2. Basic Installation................................................................................4
Figure 3. Extended Distance Installation ..........................................................5
Appendices
Page #
Appendix A – General Specifications .............................................................10
Appendix B – Part Numbers ...........................................................................10
INTRODUCTION
Disclaimer
While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this manual, the
manufacturer assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Neither does
the manufacturer assume any liability for damages resulting from the use of
the information contained herein. The manufacturer reserves the right to
change the specifications, functions, or circuitry of the product without notice.
The manufacturer cannot accept liability for damages due to misuse of the
product or other circumstances outside the manufacturer’s control. The
manufacturer will not be responsible for any loss, damage, or injury arising
directly or indirectly from the use of this product.
System Introduction
®
Thank you for choosing Rose Electronics Video Splitter DVI for your DVI
video distribution applications. The Video Splitter DVI enables you to take
your video source from a PC, DVD player, or Set-Top box and, depending on
your model, display the video on 2, 4, or 8 remote monitors, HDTV’s, or video
projectors.
If your needs require additional displays, the Video Splitter DVI can be
cascaded to additional units to increase the number of displays.
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Features
1 x 2, 1 x 4, and 1 x 8 models available
Single-link DVI video support
Standard DVI-I connections
Supports digital or analog video (adapter required for analog video)
Video resolutions:
Up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
Easy to install, no configuration needed
Compatible with DVI standard by DDWG
DVI video output #1 is used for the main display. The other outputs follow
output #1.
Units can be cascaded
Compatibility
DVI standard by DDWG
DVI-I connections
Package contents
The package contents consist of the following:
The Video Splitter DVI Unit as ordered
Power adapter. (Auto-switching transformer)
Installation and operations manual.
Video cables are usually ordered separately.
Rose Electronics web site
Visit out web site at www.rose.com for additional information on the Video
Splitter DVI and other products that are designed for data center applications,
classroom environments and other applications.
About this manual
This manual covers the installation and operation of the Video Splitter DVI.
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MODELS
Video Splitter DVI Models
Model
Connectors
DVI-IN (1) - DVI-I
DVI-OUT (2) - DVI-I
VSP-2DVI ( Rear View)
DVI-IN (1) - DVI-I
DVI-OUT (4) - DVI-I
VSP-4DVI (Rear View)
DVI-IN (1) - DVI-I
DVI-OUT (8) - DVI-I
VSP-8DVI (Rear View)
Figure 1. Models
Cables
The only cable needed is a DVI-I MM cable to connect the unit with a PC or
Set-Top Box. DVI monitors connect directly to the DVI-I F connectors on the
rear panel.
For DVI video - use a DVI to DVI cable
For VGA video - use a DVI to VGA cable or a DVI to VGA adapter
NOTE: The input video signal (DVI or VGA) is split and routed to each output.
The output monitors must match the input signal (DVI or VGA)
DVI to DVI cable
DVI to VGA cable
DVI to VGA adapter
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INSTALLATION
Installation
Installing the Video Splitter DVI is a very simple and straight forward process.
It is recommended that all equipment be powered off to start.
Connect your DVI or VGA video source (PC, Set-Top Box, DVD Player, etc)
to the DVI-IN connector (DVI-I Female) on the rear panel. If you are using a
VGA video source, a VGA to DVI adapter must be used.
Next connect your DVI video monitor cables to the DVI-I connectors on the
rear panel labeled Output x.
Finally, connect the power adapter to the VideoSplitter DVI unit, turn on all the
monitors and boot the computer last. You should see the boot-up sequence
on all monitors.
Projector
DVI Monitor
Figure 2. Basic Installation
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If your application requires that the DVI monitors be extended further than the
standard 15 to 32 feet that a DVI cable allows, Rose Electronics offers a
CATx and a Fiber DVI extender unit that can extend the distance up to 450
feet using CATx cable or up to 6 miles using singlemode fiber cable.
DVI Video cable
CATx or Fiber cable
Video Splitter DVI
DVI
Transmitters
DVI
Receivers
Figure 3. Extended Distance Installation
Sytem Operation
The operation of Video Splitter DVI is very easy and simple. There are no
adjustments of configurations to make. Whatever video source connected to
the DVI input connector (DVI or VGA) is split and distributed to all DVI video
output connectors.
The versatility of the Video Splitter DVI allows you to present still pictures to
all monitors, rolling text, display airline schedules, video credits and other
presentations.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting
The troubleshooting section is used as a guide to understanding the
capabilities of the Video Splitter DVI and for general troubleshooting. If you
have any problems or questions concerning the installation, operation or
usage of the Video Splitter DVI that is not covered in this manual, please
contact Rose Electronics for technical support.
No Image on any monitor
Check the DVI cable connection between the Video Splitter DVI unit and
the computer’s video card for proper connections.
Verify that the DVI cable is in good condition, try another cable
Verify that power is applied to all equipment
Image is not sharp on all monitors
Verify that the output video resolution from the video card is the same as
the resolution of the monitor with the lowest resolution.
Check the DVI cable connection between the Video Splitter DVI unit and
the computer’s video card for proper connections.
Check the DVI cable routing from the PC to the Video Splitter DVI to
assure the cable is not routed next to heavy equipment or devices that can
cause any interference.
Image is not sharp on some monitors
Verify that the output video resolution from the video card is the same as
the resolution of the monitor with the lowest resolution.
Check the DVI cable connection between the Video Splitter DVI unit and
the DVI monitor for proper connections.
Check the DVI cable routing from the Video Splitter DVI to the DVI monitor
to assure the cable is not routed next to heavy equipment or devices that
can cause any interference.
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SERVICE and SUPPORT
Service Information
Maintenance and Repair
This Unit does not contain any internal user-serviceable parts. In the event a
Unit needs repair or maintenance, you must first obtain a Return Authorization
(RA) number from Rose Electronics or an authorized repair center. This
Return Authorization number must appear on the outside of the shipping
container.
See Limited Warranty for more information.
When returning a Unit, it should be double-packed in the original container or
equivalent, insured and shipped to:
Rose Electronics
Attn: RA__________
10707 Stancliff Road
Houston, Texas 77099 USA
Technical Support
If you are experiencing problems, or need assistance in setting up,
configuring or operating you’re Video Splitter DVI, consult the appropriate
sections of this manual. If, however, you require additional information or
assistance, please contact the Rose Electronics Technical Support
Department at:
Phone: (281) 933-7673
E-Mail: TechSupport@rose.com
Web: www.rose.com
Technical Support hours are from: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CST (USA), Monday
through Friday.
Please report any malfunctions in the operation of this Unit or any
discrepancies in this manual to the Rose Electronics Technical Support
Department.
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SAFETY
Safety
The Video Splitter DVI has been tested for conformance to safety regulations
and requirements, and has been certified for international use. Like all
electronic equipment, the Video Splitter DVI should be used with care. To
protect yourself from possible injury and to minimize the risk of damage to the
Unit, read and follow these safety instructions.
Follow all instructions and warnings marked on this Unit.
Except where explained in this manual, do not attempt to service this Unit
yourself.
Do not use this Unit near water.
Assure that the placement of this Unit is on a stable surface or rack
mounted.
Provide proper ventilation and air circulation.
Keep power cord and connection cables clear of obstructions that might
cause damage to them.
Use only power cords, power adapter and connection cables designed for
this Unit.
Use only a grounded (three-wire) electrical outlet.
Use only the power adapter provided with the Video Splitter DVI.
Keep objects that might damage this Unit and liquids that may spill, clear
from this Unit. Liquids and foreign objects might come in contact with
voltage points that could create a risk of fire or electrical shock.
Operate this Unit only when the cover is in place.
Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners to clean this Unit. Always unplug
this Unit from its electrical outlet before cleaning.
Unplug this Unit from the electrical outlet and refer servicing to a qualified
service center if any of the following conditions occur:
The power cord or connection cables are damaged or frayed.
The Unit has been exposed to any liquids.
The Unit does not operate normally when all operating instructions
have been followed.
The Unit has been dropped or the case has been damaged.
The Unit exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need
for service.
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Safety
Safety information
Documentation reference symbol. If the product is marked with
this symbol, refer to the product documentation to get more
information about the product.
WARNING
A WARNING in the manual denotes a hazard that can cause
injury or death.
CAUTION
A CAUTION in the manual denotes a hazard that can
damage equipment.
Do not proceed beyond a WARNING or CAUTION notice until you have
understood the hazardous conditions and have taken appropriate steps.
Grounding
There must be an un-interruptible safety earth ground from the main power
source to the product’s input wiring terminals, power cord, or supplied power
cord set. Whenever it is likely that the protection has been impaired,
disconnect the power cord until the ground has been restored.
Servicing
There are no user-serviceable parts inside these products. Only servicetrained personnel must perform any servicing, maintenance, or repair.
The user may adjust only items mentioned in this manual.
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APPENDICES
Appendix A – General Specifications
Resolution
1920 x 1200 (PC)
Video Bandwidth
165 MHz (VGA – UXGA), Single Link
Connectors
DVI-I
Input / Output DVI Channels
1 input / 2, 4, or 8 Output channels
Max cable length
32.8 feet (10M)
Power
110-220V 60Hz to 5VDC
Operating Temperature
32°F - 122°F ( 0°C - 50°C)
Storage Temperature
14°F - 150°F (-10°C - 70°)
Humidity
30% to 80% non condensing
Dimensions (2 port model)
7.93”W x 3.75”D x 1.75”H (201 x 95 x 45 mm)
Dimensions (4 port model)
7.93”W x 3.75”D x 1.75”H (201 x 95 x 45 mm)
Dimensions (8 port model)
9.87”W x 5.0”D x 1.75”H (251 x 127 x 45 mm)
Weight (2 port model)
0.6 lb (272 g)
Weight (4 port model)
0.7 lbs (320 g)
Weight (8 port model)
2.4 lbs (1.09kg)
Appendix B – Part Numbers
Part Number
Description
VSP-2DVI
1 DVI Video In – 2 DVI Video Out
VSP-4DVI
1 DVI Video In – 4 DVI Video Out
VSP-8DVI
1 DVI Video In – 8 DVI Video Out
CAB-DVIIMMxxx
DVI-I male to male cable
CAB-DVIDMMxxx
DVI-D male to male cable
CAB-DVIIMVMxxx
xxx= length in feet
10
DVI to VGA cable
Video Splitter DVI Installation and Operations Manual
10707 Stancliff Road
Houston, Texas 77099
Phone: (281) 933-7673
WWW.ROSE.COM